Fighting For Balance

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When you hear the term “work-life balance,” what do you think of? When you read that phrase, does the picture it creates in your mind’s eye look something like this?   It seems whenever the notion of balance is discussed as a function of a healthy life, it is measured in the metrics of time: the blue drudgery of “Work” …

When More Information = Less Informed

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This is a bit longer than my normal posts, but this is an important idea worth exploring. Grab a coffee and put your feet up.  When I was a kid, proving I was sick enough to stay home from school required either a show of vomit or a fever. Back then, checking one’s temperature involved the use of a thin piece …

It’s So Simple

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“Simple” is valuable because it is rare; “simple” is rare because it is so hard. “Simple” is often confused with “easy,” which means running the risk of being judged as wanting to avoid doing the “hard” things. “Simple” communication means running the risk of being judged as lacking a sufficiently intellectual vocabulary. Using clear, “simple” language that aims for understanding instead of …

Engaged Team Players and Connected Brains

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At the beginning of the third and final day of EntreLeadership Summit 2016, this was me and my brain: Only 13 pages of notes, and it certainly wasn’t due to the lack of material. Patrick Lencioni and Dr. Henry Cloud were straight dealing yesterday … but my brain’s capacity was just full and its stamina was stretched. Since brains are front and …

The Next Small Thing

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Last week Apple CEO Tim Cook announced the newest iPhone design, confirming the one feature that has been the subject of Apple-watcher speculation for months: its screen is smaller. Ever since Apple revolutionized the smartphone world with the 3.5″ screened original iPhone in 2007, the march toward bigger and bigger screens has been dizzying to behold. By the end of 2009, HTC …